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 •  October 29

Previously it was reported that hackers can take over ships by exploiting critical vulnerabilities in VSAT communication system. Now, security consulting firm IOActive’s researchers have discovered that there are several vulnerabilities present in the platforms used by seaborne ships to access the internet. The bugs in the software can leak data...

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 •  October 20

The Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s main signals intelligence agency, has made a malware scanning and analytics tool called AssemblyLine as open-source by releasing the code. AssemblyLine tool can analyze massive volumes of files and also rebalance workload automatically. During the scanning process, every file is given a...

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 •  October 9

IT security researchers at FireEye have discovered a malware that aims to steal sensitive information from critical cyber infrastructure including Aerospace, Defense Contractors, and Manufacturing sectors in South Korea and the United States. Dubbed FormBook, the data stealer malware is distributed using different methods which steal clipboard...

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 •  September 9

Russian Lawmaker’s Son Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Identity Theft Charges. In April 2017 HackRead.com reported how the 32-year Russian hacker Roman Seleznev received the longest ever sentence in the history of US for hacking point-of-sale computers to steal information from 1.7 million credit cards and causing losses of 170million USD. He was...

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 •  August 26

We now have a Mobile App that Helps Cybercriminals Develop Unlimited Strains of Android Ransomware. There was a time when launching malware attack was a daunting task as it required an exceptionally high level of social engineering skills to pull it off. But, today, it is quite easy as there are a number of tools that can help malicious threat...

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 •  August 19

The retail giant Sports Direct’s website went down for 30m minutes which cost them the loss of sales of approx. £48,000 (USD 61540) to £50,000 USD (64105). We already informed you that the retail giant suffered the data breach in February this year, but the latest report is quite surprising. Jason Polyik, the hacker responsible for shutting down...

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 •  August 13

“Ukrposhta,” the national postal service of Ukraine came under a series of massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on Monday for over 48 hours (2 days) forcing the service to go offline. The postal service is run by the company’s Infrastructure Ministry and has 12,000 postal offices and 76,000 workers all over the country. Ukraine’s...

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 •  August 12

Google Play is believed to be the best platform for downloading applications and users across the globe rely upon it. However, according to LookOut’s cyber security researchers, in the past six months, over a thousand applications have been infected with spyware, and some of them are being distributed through Google Play. These infected...

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 •  August 12

A showdown between hackers and accountants is unlikely to have the same action-packed appeal as the latest summer superhero blockbuster, but the stakes in that real-life showdown are no less significant. Accounting firms are at a heightened risk for cyber attacks because they hold large amounts of their clients’ personal and financial data, they...

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 •  July 30

Android devices are one of the most vulnerable mobile OS (operating systems) due to its open source nature. But what would a user do if their device is delivered to them with a pre-installed malware? Well, Let’s talk about that. IT security researchers at Dr. Web, a Russian cyber security firm has discovered that a number of Android devices...